In 2001, the first installment of the Harry Porter fantasy film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released. The movie became the highest grossing movie of the year, but more than that, it introduced us to some young actors including Emma Watson who played Hermione Granger. Many years down the line, Watson has become a sensational actress, model, and activist who has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows including Beauty and the Beast and the hit animation The Tale of Despereaux.
Facts You Need To Know About Emma Watson
April 15, 1990, was the day the actress was born as Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson in Paris France to parents who were both British. Of Turkish and British descent, she was raised in France by her parents Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers.
By the time she was five, her parents got divorced in 1995, after which she moved with her mother and younger brother Alex Watson to a county in South East England, Oxfordshire where she grew up.
For her education, Watson went to Dragon School in Oxford from where she graduated in 2003. Much later, she went to Headington School in Oxfordshire, and after obtaining her A levels, she proceeded to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating in 2014. She also attended Worcester College, Oxford.
2. Professional Career
Since the age of 3, Watson had always wanted becoming an actress. When she was 9 in 1999, she got the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone which was adapted from J. K. Rowling’s fantasy novel, Harry Potter after she blew away casting agents with her talent and confidence. She continued playing the role in subsequent films in the series.
In 2008, she did voice acting for The Tale of Despereaux, and then she got other roles including The Bling Ring (213), Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Circle (2017), and Little Women (2019). She has also had TV roles in Ballet Shoes (2007) and The Vicar of Dibley (2015).
Her career as an actress has seen her win a number of awards such as the Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, Britannia Awards, and People’s Choice Awards.
3. Dating and Boyfriend
Emma Watson has dated a number of men in the past. When she was still a teenager, she dated rugby player Tom Ducker from 2006 to 2007 when they drifted apart. Her next relationship in 2007 was with Angus Willoughby who was a drama student. The romance did not last long before fizzling off.
She was briefly linked to Francis Boulle in 2008, but nothing serious came from the relationship. The next man that entered her life was British financier, Jay Barrymore from 2008 to 2009. With 7 years between them, the relationship came to an end as a result of distance as she was still studying in Rhode Island. Watson went on to date Rafael Cebrián in 2009, George Craig in 2010, and then Johnny Simmons and Will Adamowicz in 2011.
As a student at Oxford University, she dated Matthew Janney who was also a student in the university as well as a rugby player in 2014, but they only remained together as a couple for 10 months. In 2015, Emma dated fellow Harry Potter actor, Roberto Aguire for a while before dating Silicon Valley manager William “Mack” Knight whom she remained with for the next two years. She has recently been linked to Chord Overstreet whom she began dating in 2018.
4. Net Worth
Although she has not acted in hundreds of movies, she has stamped her place with highly successful ones. In 2009 when she was only 19, Watson was named the highest grossing actress of the decade since the start of the 2000s. She was named after her works grossed a massive $5.4 billion in the box office receipts globally. This was mainly because of her role in the Harry Potter films as well as the 2008 animation The Tale of the Despereaux for which she lent her voice as Princess Pea.
At the time, Orlando Bloom was named the highest grossing actor who thanks to Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings, had a commanding $6.5 billion in ticket sales.
With that said, it is not surprising that Emma Watson has a net worth that is estimated at $80 million. Most of her fortune is from her career as an actress, with Harry Porter netting in $60 million for the actress. In 2017, she was named by Forbes magazine as the 6th world’s highest paid actress after she made $14 million from movies like Beauty and the Beast and The Circle.
5. Height and Weight
Even as she is a very beautiful woman, she is not the tallest one would meet, having a height of 5 feet 5 inches and a body weight of 53 Kg.